Taken from the Ultimate Vegetarian Cookbook, Roz Denny, 1994, Anness Publishing Ltd., page 18. This soup has a GREAT flavor and creamy texture, but doesn't have the fat that cream or half and half has. Makes a great first course or light meal. I am going through boxes and boxes of old cook books and RecipeZaar-ing my fave recipes... then I will take the cookbooks themselves to Goodwill. Back 15 years ago when I first used this recipe, vegetable stock was unheard of in the area I was living. Now I can find vegetable stock easily. I'm going to be making a lot more of this soup.